Good read on O-Live on coaching staff:
When the staff gathers for a coaching meeting to prepare for an opponent, there's an open forum to debate and brainstorm how they should defend that opponent, what offensive sets they should run -- even how they should stack their player rotation and who should be placed on the inactive roster.
The meetings are a time for brutal honesty -- Hughes' specialty -- and Stotts craves input. Sometimes he'll ask an assistant directly what they think. Before the Blazers' win against the Timberwolves last week, he turned to Osbourne, offered two plays, and asked which the Blazers should open the game with. Osbourne answered and Stotts used his suggestion. And it worked -- the Blazers opened the game with a bucket.